Megan Elizabeth Bowles Clowse, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail Baker House 07, Duke South, Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-2045
Email address megan.clowse@duke.edu

Dr. Megan Clowse is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology and Immunology.  Her clinical research focuses on the management of rheumatologic diseases in pregnancy. She has cared for over 600 pregnancies in women with rheumatic diseases, collecting information on these pregnancies initially in the Duke Autoimmunity in Pregnancy Registry and Repository, and now the Maternal Autoimmune Disease Research Alliance registry and repository.  She served on the Core Leadership Team for the inaugural American College of Rheumatology's Reproductive Health Guidelines, due in 2019.  Dr. Clowse has created www.LupusPregnancy.org, a website dedicated to improving lupus pregnancy planning and management for patients and rheumatologists.  

Dr. Clowse was the founding director of the Duke Lupus Clinic, where she continues to see patients each week and mentor junior faculty researchers.  The team has developed a new approach to lupus classification and management and is currently collecting and analyzing patient- and physician-reported measures to  better clarify this construct.  

As a Clinical Associate Director of Duke Forge, Dr. Clowse is shepherding several Department of Medicine funded pilot studies to identify and build innovative approaches to using health data to improve patient care. 

In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Rheumatology, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2002 - 2005
  • Medical Residetn, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1999 - 2002
  • M.D., Vanderbilt University, 1999
  • M.P.H., University of California at Los Angeles, 1994

Publications

Sammaritano, Lisa R., Bonnie L. Bermas, Eliza E. Chakravarty, Christina Chambers, Megan E. B. Clowse, Michael D. Lockshin, Wendy Marder, et al. “2020 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Reproductive Health in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases.” Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 72, no. 4 (April 2020): 461–88. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.24130.

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Sammaritano, Lisa R., Bonnie L. Bermas, Eliza E. Chakravarty, Christina Chambers, Megan E. B. Clowse, Michael D. Lockshin, Wendy Marder, et al. “2020 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Reproductive Health in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases.” Arthritis Rheumatol 72, no. 4 (April 2020): 529–56. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.41191.

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Birru Talabi, Mehret, Megan E. B. Clowse, Susan J. Blalock, Megan Hamm, and Sonya Borrero. “Perspectives of Adult Rheumatologists Regarding Family Planning Counseling and Care: A Qualitative Study.” Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 72, no. 3 (March 2020): 452–58. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.23872.

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Eudy, A. M., D. Voora, R. A. Myers, and M. E. B. Clowse. “Effect of aspirin response signature gene expression on preterm birth and preeclampsia among women with lupus: a pilot study.” Lupus 28, no. 14 (December 2019): 1640–47. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961203319886069.

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Clowse, Megan E. B. “Pregnancy in Women With Lupus: We Have Come So Far and Have So Far to Go.” Ann Intern Med 171, no. 3 (August 6, 2019): 212–13. https://doi.org/10.7326/M19-1667.

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Birru Talabi, Mehret, Megan E. B. Clowse, Susan J. Blalock, Larry Moreland, Nalyn Siripong, and Sonya Borrero. “Contraception Use Among Reproductive-Age Women With Rheumatic Diseases.” Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 71, no. 8 (August 2019): 1132–40. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.23724.

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Pisetsky, David S., Megan E. B. Clowse, Lisa G. Criscione-Schreiber, and Jennifer L. Rogers. “A Novel System to Categorize the Symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.” Arthritis Care & Research 71, no. 6 (June 2019): 735–41. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.23794.

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Eudy, Amanda M., Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Stephanie M. Engel, Nora Franceschini, Annie Green Howard, Megan E. B. Clowse, and Michelle Petri. “Response to: 'Postpartum breastfeeding status' by Betzold.” Ann Rheum Dis 78, no. 5 (May 2019): e38. https://doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-213427.

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Eudy, Amanda M., Gary McDaniel, William W. Hurd, and Megan E. B. Clowse. “Fertility and Ovarian Reserve among Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis.” J Rheumatol 46, no. 5 (May 2019): 455–59. https://doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.180176.

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